Chairman of Cato Institute to speak at Hodges in Ft. Myers

The Johnson School of Business Club at Hodges University will present Dr. Robert Levy, Chairman of the Cato Institute, as its first speaker in the Johnson School of Business Speaker Series. The lecture, open to the public, will be presented on Thursday, November 17 at 6:00pm in the Kleist Community Room on Hodges’ Ft. Myers campus. There is no cost for attending; however a canned good donation is requested.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the mission of the Cato Institute mission is "to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and peace" by striving "to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, lay public in questions of (public) policy and the proper role of government." Cato scholars conduct policy research on a broad range of public policy issues, and produce books, studies, op-eds, and blog posts.

Dr. Levy joined Cato as senior fellow in constitutional studies in 1997 after 25 years in business.  He also sits on boards of the Institute for Justice, the Federalist Society, and the George Mason University School of Law.  He founded CDA Investment Technologies, a major provider of financial information and software, and was its CEO until 1991.  Levy clerked for Judge Royce C. Lamberth on the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. From 1997 until 2004, Levy was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University.

Dr. Levy has written numerous articles on investments, law, and public policy.  His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, National Review, and many other publications.  Levy has also discussed public policy on national radio and TV programs, including ABC’s Nightline, CNN's Crossfire, Fox's The O'Reilly Factor, MSNBC's Hardball, and NBC's Today Show.  His latest book, co-authored with William Mellor, is The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom.

Levy received his Ph.D. in business from the American University and his J.D. degree from the George Mason University School of Law.

There is no charge to attend the lecture. For more information, please call (239) 513-1122.

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